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Howard Staunton vs Wolf Meyer Popert
Match (1840), London ENG, rd 4
Bishop's Opening: Boi Variation (C20)  ·  1-0



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Dec-03-04  offramp: Something odd about this. Either 35 or 36.Bf7 wins straight away. But is the final position a win for white? Perhaps the score has been garbled.
Dec-03-04  sneaky pete: <offramp> From Keene and Coles, Howard Staunton (BCM Quarterly, 1975), note after "39.Kg2 .. and wins": "So says the surviving score, but after 39... Ne6! it's very hard for White to make progress. A better line would be 39.Qd8! e.g. 39... Ne6 40.Qd6 Nxf4 41.e6 .. which seems to win without difficulty."
Jan-31-19  PatrickGJr: Starting upon turn 19.) White had a good plan, regarding a sense of proper objectivity noting the problem of the G6 pawn as being quite weak and the knight upon H5 being in a rather precarious position. Which is rather subject to strategic/tactical exploitation;that being said,white didn't prepare their strike well enough otherwise the game should've been in White's favor from there going forwards. 1 Sample Variation could be, 19.) Qc2 with a 2x- Threat of B5 hitting the Knight and X-Ray the C7 pawn and simultaneous pressure being placed upon G6, F5 blocking off the diagonal, 20.) ExF5, RxF5 21.) KniH4, moving out of the way of the Rook and threatening capture upon G6 KnixD4, 22.) Bxc7+, KG8, 23.) QxC7, QxQc7, 24.) RxQc7, Knif3+, 25.) KnixKnif3, RxBg6, 26.) Rxb7 and white is up a 2 clear pawns. In position to black the Central D pawn, about to clear out the queen side, propel the connected pawns up the board, still also has a pawn majority even upon the King side, and I don't see,though I won't state there aren't any serious threats to white's position.

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